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Internet Safety/Privacy

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Free

Learn how to go online safely.

Whether you are sending and receiving email, shopping on line, or just playing games, learn how to avoid Phishing, Scams and viruses.

After taking this lesson you will know

  • How to identify potential web site problems
  • Clues that a web site is safe eg https://
  • How to recognize an advertisement
  • What Cookies are and whether they are all bad
  • Pop up blocking and Ad Blockers
  • How to use a public Wi-Fi connection
  • How to keep your information private
  • How to report phishing and spam emails
  • How to recognize a fake email eg an email that looks like it is from your bank, or an email offering you money
  • Who to tell if you receive a fake email
  • How to reduce the amount of spam you receive
  • How to use spam filter and mark mail as spam
  • Unsubscribe to email that you don’t want
  • Don’t give out your email
  • Watch for opt out when registering on web sites
  • How to evaluate safe web sites
  • Pay attention to the web address eg misspellings or strange characters
  • Go to important web sites directly by typing in the address instead of using a link
  • How to Google yourself to see if there is incorrect information out there
  • Restart your computer often
  • Install operating system updates
  • Backup your computer

Tips for safe passwords –

Don’t use the same password on multiple sites

Don’t use recognizable information such as birthdate, children’s names

Don’t use common passwords like 12345, password, qwerty

Store passwords safely

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Details

Date:
May 28
Time:
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

SDM Foundation
465 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176 United States
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Phone:
781.606.2621